COCKY EEK (Netherlands) is interested in lightweight spatial compositions, floating or flying experiments, and large, voluminous forms that explore our human perception, where we don’t move through space, but space moves through us.
She has a great love for fleeting natural phenomena with a great aesthetic impact and her favourite media are the ever so volatile elements of wind and air.
Her work considers spaces, situations or conditions in relation to the sensorial human body.

Her work has been presented at Sonic Acts, Le Lieue Unique, Ars Electronica, ISEA Albuquerque, Todaysart, AxS festival, Oerol, Modern Body Festival.

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COCKY EEK (1966) studied Fashion Design BA/MA from 1984- 1989 in the Netherlands, France and Italy and set off with a wearable collection 'Fashion is Ugly, You have to Change it Every Half Year' presented at Salon des jeunes stylistes (1994) Hyeres, FR. In collaboration with Maria Blaisse the black and white foam costumes for dance 'Kuma Guna' led to a nomination for the Dutch Design Awards (1997). Through the years Eek's favorite materials became wind and air and she began designing lightweight spatial compositions, floating or flying experiments and large, voluminous forms. She is a member of FoAM, an international cultural laboratory in Brussels, since 2001. She co-founded FoAM [Amsterdam] and received Prix Ars Electronica Honorary Mention 2011 for the urban foraging project 'Boskoi'. In 2012 she created Sphaerae, an inflatable multi-dome pavilion for immersive and syneasthetic experiences, shown on a growing number of media-art festivals. Since 2013 Cocky Eek collaborates with Schweigman& and co-created the performances Blaas, Erf, Curve and Landing Sites. Besides her artistic practice she is a core teacher at the ArtScience Interfaculty of the Royal Conservatoire and the Royal Arts Academy in The Hague since 2011.

..... http://cockyeek.com
..... http://fo.am
..... http://www.interfaculty.nl
..... https://elementslabblog.wordpress.com
......http://cockyeek.com/research/pneumatology
..... http://sphaerae.net/
..... https://landingsites.wordpress.com/
..... http://www.schweigman.org

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COCKY EEK / 1966/ Eemnes (NL)
works and lives in Amsterdam

Education
- 1994 European Fashion and Textiles Design, MA / Milan – Paris. Specialization: fashion design and fashion management.
- 1989-1993 Hoge School voor de Kunsten Utrecht, department fashion design, NL. She graduated with the collection ‘Fashion Is So Ugly - You Have to Change it Every Six Months.’

Current Positions
- 2013- present, Stichting Dampend Wak, board member.
- 2012- present, Synergetica Lab, board member, http://www.synergeticalab.com/
- 2009 - present, staff member/docent BA/MA ArtScience Interfaculty of the Royal Conservatoire and Arts Academy of The Hague, http://www.interfaculty.nl
- 2005 - present, FoAM Amsterdam , co-founder and active member of FoAM [Amsterdam]: Foundation for research, presentation and contemplation of creative practices in general and multidisciplinary art forms particularly; to stimulate active participation for the audience in these fields; to create new public contexts which will rise from the above mentioned hybrids.
- 2001- present, FoAM Bruxelles , active member, wearable architecture and reactive wearables in responsive mediated surroundings. http://f0.am

Honours
- 2011 Prix Ars Electronica 2011, Honorary Mention, mobile urban foraging project Boskoi, Linz, AUT
-1997 nomination Design Price Rotterdam, Kuma Guna in collaboration with Maria Blaisse, Kunsthal, Rotterdam, NL
-1994 nomination Salon des jeunes stylistes, pret a porter collection ‘Shake Before Use’, Hyeres, FR

Guest Lectureship (selection)
-2016 and 2018Master of Scenography (MAS), HKU, student buddy, Utrecht, NL
-2016 Sandberg Institute, guest tutor Materialization in Art and Design (MAD), Amsterdam, NL
-2015 WeTec, lab tutor wearable technology, KABK, NL
-2011/2012 Instructor - iGem Biotecture ArtScience team Synthetic Biology
-2009 Curtin University, Fremantle on the edge, master-class, workshop, lecture series: “Whirly Winds” 15 april – 15 may, Perth, Australie. http://humanities.curtin.edu.au/schools/BE/architecture_interiorarchitecture/edge_workshops.cfm
-2005 Das Arts; guest teacher blok 23 with Michel Waiszvis – The Grand Integration Game, 1-30 november, Amsterdam. http://www.dasarts.nl
-1992 MA European Fashion and Textiles Design, Finding Form 03, Master class: form and movement in relation to the personal body, 17 - 31 march, Terschelling.
-2000 International Summer Academy of Fine Arts Salzburg, Finding Form 02, A research of material [2d] – to form [3d] - in movement: in collaboration with Maria Blaisse, 24 july - 26 august, , Austria. http://www.sommerakademie.salzburg.at

Research
Pneumatology: http://libarynth.org/research_report_cocky_eek

Contribution to Book Publications
- 2014 - Inflatable Art, Architecture and Design, LinksBooks, edition 2013, ISBN-13: 978-8415492344, pg 286 -293
- 2013 - PARN, physical and alternate reality narratives, Authors: Time's Up, FoAM, Blast Theory, Auer Tina, Boykett Tim, Eek Cocky, Gaffney Nik, Harger Honor, Howse Martin, Kuzmanovic Maja, Mayrhofer Andreas, Mertens An, Nisi Valentina, Orlic Paola. release april 2013, Time’s Up, ISBN-13: 978-3200030756, English, 160 pages, 2013, Austria, http://physicalnarration.org/parn-book
-2010 - Entangled: Technology and the Transformation of Performance, Chris Salter, book publication The MIT Press, Publication Date: February 12, 2010, ISBN-10: 0262195887, pg 330-336: on trg, TGarden and TxOom. FoAM.
- 2011- Erratic, book publication on dynamic art and design works, Robert Klanten, Floyd Schulze, publisher Gestalten, pg 56-57. DE, ISBN: 978-3-89955-370-3
- See Yourself Sensing, book publication, M.Schwartzman, pg 86-87, Black Dog Publishing, NY,
ISBN 10: 1907317295.
- 2009 - Grig, Pneumatology, Cocky Eek, khttp://issuu.com/oscar-miller/docs/cocky, 17 pages, FoAM supported by culture 2000 Framework of the European Commision
- 2006 - TRG: On Transient Realities and their Generators. ISBN: 9081073338 http://fo.am/trg
- 2006 x-med-a. Experimental Media Arts, Electroluminescent Potato, glowing in response to audio patterns in the room. ISBN: 9081073311 http://xmeda.be http://fo.am/files/xmeda.pdf
- 2001- Finding Form, Maria Blaisse, Cocky Eek published by Internationalen Sommerakademie für Bildende Kunst Salzburg, AT, ISBN 3-901369-14-7 http://www.sommerakademie.salzburg.at

Printed Press (selection recent 5 years)
- WhatonsStage, This piece is the star of Brighton Festival and like nothing else I've seen ***** , Bella Todd, 18may 2018, Brighton
- 2017- El Gran Otro, Componiendo con fuerzas invisibles, Natali Blugerman. http://elgranotro.com.ar/index.php/componiendo-con-fuerzas-invisibles/
-2016- NRC Handelblad, Duinpoezie op Oerol, hoogtepunten Oerol: Curve, Ron Rijghard. foto: Oerol van Boven, Catrinus van der Veen, 16 juni
- 2015 - Trouw, recentie Curve: 4 sterren, pg 3, 10 augustes
- Volkskrant, recentie Curve, Annette Embrachts,: 4 sterren,
- Volkskrant, Erflaters, reportage door Annette Embrachts, pg V8 en V9, 9 Juni
- Theatermaker, wat is scenografie, oktober 2015, jaargang 19, nummer 5, pg 45
- 2014 - Los Angeles Times, Deborah Vankin. Inflatable Domes as home of the arts, September 22, pg 4
http://eedition2.latimes.com/Olive/ODE/LATimes/
- KCET, cultural journal California, Holly Willis,19 sept: http://www.kcet.org/arts/artbound/counties/los-angeles/axs-festival-2014-pasadena.html
- TKTNK publication, 1th edition may 2014. MADCOW: Food, Form, Memory by Victoria Douka-DoukoPoulou, pg 15-21http://issuu.com/cbadal/docs/tktnk_one_intersection_web/1?e=3316994%2F7662185
- 2013 - De Morgen, Arjan Benning, Buitelende, Blaas vertedert iedereen, dinsdag 30 juli, pagina 7
- Trouw, 3 augustes 2014, Blaas, Robert van Heuven
- NRC Handelsblad - Blaas, Fritz Abrahams, 1 oktober
- Parool, recentie Blaas, 5 sterren, Simon van den Berg
- NRC Handelsblad, Ron Rijghard, Vervreemdend theater op een eiland, 17 juni 2013, pagina 12

COCKY EEK (Netherlands) is interested in lightweight spatial compositions, floating or flying experiments, and large, voluminous forms that explore our human perception, where we don’t move through space, but space moves through us.
She has a great love for fleeting natural phenomena with a great aesthetic impact and her favourite media are the ever so volatile elements of wind and air.
Her work considers spaces, situations or conditions in relation to the sensorial human body.

Her work has been presented at Sonic Acts, Le Lieue Unique, Ars Electronica, ISEA Albuquerque, Todaysart, AxS festival, Oerol, Modern Body Festival.

.........................

COCKY EEK (1966) studied Fashion Design BA/MA from 1984- 1989 in the Netherlands, France and Italy and set off with a wearable collection 'Fashion is Ugly, You have to Change it Every Half Year' presented at Salon des jeunes stylistes (1994) Hyeres, FR. In collaboration with Maria Blaisse the black and white foam costumes for dance 'Kuma Guna' led to a nomination for the Dutch Design Awards (1997). Through the years Eek's favorite materials became wind and air and she began designing lightweight spatial compositions, floating or flying experiments and large, voluminous forms. She is a member of FoAM, an international cultural laboratory in Brussels, since 2001. She co-founded FoAM [Amsterdam] and received Prix Ars Electronica Honorary Mention 2011 for the urban foraging project 'Boskoi'. In 2012 she created Sphaerae, an inflatable multi-dome pavilion for immersive and syneasthetic experiences, shown on a growing number of media-art festivals. Since 2013 Cocky Eek collaborates with Schweigman& and co-created the performances Blaas, Erf, Curve and Landing Sites. Besides her artistic practice she is a core teacher at the ArtScience Interfaculty of the Royal Conservatoire and the Royal Arts Academy in The Hague since 2011.

..... http://cockyeek.com
..... http://fo.am
..... http://www.interfaculty.nl
..... https://elementslabblog.wordpress.com
......http://cockyeek.com/research/pneumatology
..... http://sphaerae.net/
..... https://landingsites.wordpress.com/
..... http://www.schweigman.org

..................................................................................................

.

COCKY EEK / 1966/ Eemnes (NL)
works and lives in Amsterdam

Education
- 1994 European Fashion and Textiles Design, MA / Milan – Paris. Specialization: fashion design and fashion management.
- 1989-1993 Hoge School voor de Kunsten Utrecht, department fashion design, NL. She graduated with the collection ‘Fashion Is So Ugly - You Have to Change it Every Six Months.’

Current Positions
- 2013- present, Stichting Dampend Wak, board member.
- 2012- present, Synergetica Lab, board member, http://www.synergeticalab.com/
- 2009 - present, staff member/docent BA/MA ArtScience Interfaculty of the Royal Conservatoire and Arts Academy of The Hague, http://www.interfaculty.nl
- 2005 - present, FoAM Amsterdam , co-founder and active member of FoAM [Amsterdam]: Foundation for research, presentation and contemplation of creative practices in general and multidisciplinary art forms particularly; to stimulate active participation for the audience in these fields; to create new public contexts which will rise from the above mentioned hybrids.
- 2001- present, FoAM Bruxelles , active member, wearable architecture and reactive wearables in responsive mediated surroundings. http://f0.am

Honours
- 2011 Prix Ars Electronica 2011, Honorary Mention, mobile urban foraging project Boskoi, Linz, AUT
-1997 nomination Design Price Rotterdam, Kuma Guna in collaboration with Maria Blaisse, Kunsthal, Rotterdam, NL
-1994 nomination Salon des jeunes stylistes, pret a porter collection ‘Shake Before Use’, Hyeres, FR

Guest Lectureship (selection)
-2016 and 2018Master of Scenography (MAS), HKU, student buddy, Utrecht, NL
-2016 Sandberg Institute, guest tutor Materialization in Art and Design (MAD), Amsterdam, NL
-2015 WeTec, lab tutor wearable technology, KABK, NL
-2011/2012 Instructor - iGem Biotecture ArtScience team Synthetic Biology
-2009 Curtin University, Fremantle on the edge, master-class, workshop, lecture series: “Whirly Winds” 15 april – 15 may, Perth, Australie. http://humanities.curtin.edu.au/schools/BE/architecture_interiorarchitecture/edge_workshops.cfm
-2005 Das Arts; guest teacher blok 23 with Michel Waiszvis – The Grand Integration Game, 1-30 november, Amsterdam. http://www.dasarts.nl
-1992 MA European Fashion and Textiles Design, Finding Form 03, Master class: form and movement in relation to the personal body, 17 - 31 march, Terschelling.
-2000 International Summer Academy of Fine Arts Salzburg, Finding Form 02, A research of material [2d] – to form [3d] - in movement: in collaboration with Maria Blaisse, 24 july - 26 august, , Austria. http://www.sommerakademie.salzburg.at

Research
Pneumatology: http://libarynth.org/research_report_cocky_eek

Contribution to Book Publications
- 2014 - Inflatable Art, Architecture and Design, LinksBooks, edition 2013, ISBN-13: 978-8415492344, pg 286 -293
- 2013 - PARN, physical and alternate reality narratives, Authors: Time's Up, FoAM, Blast Theory, Auer Tina, Boykett Tim, Eek Cocky, Gaffney Nik, Harger Honor, Howse Martin, Kuzmanovic Maja, Mayrhofer Andreas, Mertens An, Nisi Valentina, Orlic Paola. release april 2013, Time’s Up, ISBN-13: 978-3200030756, English, 160 pages, 2013, Austria, http://physicalnarration.org/parn-book
-2010 - Entangled: Technology and the Transformation of Performance, Chris Salter, book publication The MIT Press, Publication Date: February 12, 2010, ISBN-10: 0262195887, pg 330-336: on trg, TGarden and TxOom. FoAM.
- 2011- Erratic, book publication on dynamic art and design works, Robert Klanten, Floyd Schulze, publisher Gestalten, pg 56-57. DE, ISBN: 978-3-89955-370-3
- See Yourself Sensing, book publication, M.Schwartzman, pg 86-87, Black Dog Publishing, NY,
ISBN 10: 1907317295.
- 2009 - Grig, Pneumatology, Cocky Eek, khttp://issuu.com/oscar-miller/docs/cocky, 17 pages, FoAM supported by culture 2000 Framework of the European Commision
- 2006 - TRG: On Transient Realities and their Generators. ISBN: 9081073338 http://fo.am/trg
- 2006 x-med-a. Experimental Media Arts, Electroluminescent Potato, glowing in response to audio patterns in the room. ISBN: 9081073311 http://xmeda.be http://fo.am/files/xmeda.pdf
- 2001- Finding Form, Maria Blaisse, Cocky Eek published by Internationalen Sommerakademie für Bildende Kunst Salzburg, AT, ISBN 3-901369-14-7 http://www.sommerakademie.salzburg.at

Printed Press (selection recent 5 years)
- WhatonsStage, This piece is the star of Brighton Festival and like nothing else I've seen ***** , Bella Todd, 18may 2018, Brighton
- 2017- El Gran Otro, Componiendo con fuerzas invisibles, Natali Blugerman. http://elgranotro.com.ar/index.php/componiendo-con-fuerzas-invisibles/
-2016- NRC Handelblad, Duinpoezie op Oerol, hoogtepunten Oerol: Curve, Ron Rijghard. foto: Oerol van Boven, Catrinus van der Veen, 16 juni
- 2015 - Trouw, recentie Curve: 4 sterren, pg 3, 10 augustes
- Volkskrant, recentie Curve, Annette Embrachts,: 4 sterren,
- Volkskrant, Erflaters, reportage door Annette Embrachts, pg V8 en V9, 9 Juni
- Theatermaker, wat is scenografie, oktober 2015, jaargang 19, nummer 5, pg 45
- 2014 - Los Angeles Times, Deborah Vankin. Inflatable Domes as home of the arts, September 22, pg 4
http://eedition2.latimes.com/Olive/ODE/LATimes/
- KCET, cultural journal California, Holly Willis,19 sept: http://www.kcet.org/arts/artbound/counties/los-angeles/axs-festival-2014-pasadena.html
- TKTNK publication, 1th edition may 2014. MADCOW: Food, Form, Memory by Victoria Douka-DoukoPoulou, pg 15-21http://issuu.com/cbadal/docs/tktnk_one_intersection_web/1?e=3316994%2F7662185
- 2013 - De Morgen, Arjan Benning, Buitelende, Blaas vertedert iedereen, dinsdag 30 juli, pagina 7
- Trouw, 3 augustes 2014, Blaas, Robert van Heuven
- NRC Handelsblad - Blaas, Fritz Abrahams, 1 oktober
- Parool, recentie Blaas, 5 sterren, Simon van den Berg
- NRC Handelsblad, Ron Rijghard, Vervreemdend theater op een eiland, 17 juni 2013, pagina 12